The first public hearing the committee held with the two intelligence chiefs featured Comey confirming the FBI's investigation into Russia's possible interference as well as potential ties to the Trump campaign. And it appears as if he did take that money. Warner has also not ruled out interviewing Rice as part of his panel's investigation but has said he has seen no evidence that Rice did anything wrong.
It came on the heels of Sen.
Two former USA officials, intelligence director James Clapper and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, will testify next month in a congressional investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday. The Senate Intelligence Committee is typically an oversight panel, not an investigative one.
But in recent days, some Democrats - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY - have complained about the slow pace of the panel's investigation.
"I've made clear to the bipartisan leadership of the committee that I have serious concerns about this investigation", Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican on the Senate intelligence committee.
"I give Sen. Warner some time and credence to try to work those things out, but things have moved too slowly for my taste and, I think, a lot of members of the committee's taste", he added. "Americans are getting most info from leaks and false tweets".
Their efforts to date have been devoted to reviewing "Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections", a report put out by the intelligence community and released in declassified form in January, according to the Daily Beast. Here's where things stand and what to watch for in the next few days: House Intelligence Committee Members of the House Intelligence Committee are hoping to get back to work after chairman Devin Nunes withdrew himself from the panel's Russian Federation investigation amid ethics complaints.
Who leads it: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat.
While the committee isn't prosecuting Flynn, it has dug into his payments from Russia's state-sponsored RT TV network and a company tied to the Turkish government. Along with rescheduling a public hearing with former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, the panel has scheduled a closed hearing with FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers on May 2.
The House investigation appeared to be in chaos.
Wyden sent a letter last month to Burr and Warner requesting that the probe include a thorough review of any financial ties between Russian Federation and Trump and his associates.
"Probably one of the most valuable things that can come out of our investigation is an appreciation for what the Russians did, how they did it and certainly if they had the help of US persons affiliated with the Trump campaign", Schiff said. "I don't know what he filled out or what he did or did not do".
The announcement about Flynn comes a week after CNN reported that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a senior adviser to the President, has yet to detail to the federal government all of his foreign contacts, a condition of receiving his top secret security clearance.